MAKE YOUR MARK WITH TEA
Setting up your tea business
From the tea bush to your customers’ cups, I can guide you through all aspects of setting up and running your tea business.
With a wealth of experience in the global tea trade, I can help you with finding the right suppliers, creating eye-catching marketing and preparing for a successful brand launch.
I have looked after multi-million pound commodities and procurement programmes, so I can advise on managing costs and risk too.
PUTTING THE TASTE IN TEA
Advising on taste & quality
As a professional tea taster and judge, I can offer an independent appraisal of your tea range – advising you on quality, freshness and consistency.
Drawing on my extensive knowledge of market and regional taste preferences, I can help you make informed choices to enhance and expand your tea menu.
My tea services include:
- quality assessment
- evaluation of your brand versus your competitors’ products
- dispute arbitration
- competition judging
I carry out all tea tasting work in strict accordance with industry standards for professional tea tasting.
LET YOUR TEA BE THE BEST IT CAN BE
As a professional tea tutor, I run hands-on training sessions and masterclasses for tea rooms, hotels and restaurants.
Whatever your business, I can tailor the training to you and your people. Topics can include different tea types, the history of tea, etiquette, storage, brewing techniques and food pairing. Group and one-to-one sessions are available.
I can also produce a tea tasting book, with detailed product notes, for your staff and customers.
Recent clients have included Fortnum and Mason, Rothay Manor and The Tea House in Covent Garden.
HAVE FUN WITH TEA
Teambuilding & events
Tea provides a great way to bring people together and have fun!
I have run teambuilding events for some of the UK’s biggest companies – using tea to get people thinking in different ways and working together creatively.
I also run other tea-related events and take part in corporate PR work. Recent activities have included live radio interviews on tea at a Barclaycard press event and collaborations with McVitie’s and Rice Dream.
FIND THE PERFECT MATCH
Tea & food pairing
Just like a fine wine, the right tea can bring out new and exciting flavours in your food.
Tea and food pairing is a highly specialised skill that requires extensive knowledge of the different aromas and flavours.
As a professional flavour expert and tea sommelier, I can find the perfect tea accompaniment for your food – adding an unusual twist to your menu and creating the ultimate dining experience.
PACK A PUNCH WITH TEA
Tea and herbs make a great addition to cocktails or mixed drinks – creating a wide array of different flavours.
From tea vodkas to peppermint-infused delights, tea cocktails can be used in innovative ways to either launch or promote your business brand.
Using the finest ingredients and on-trend flavours, I can work with you to design your own delicious blends.
Together, we’ll create the right recipe for your business – achieving the perfect balance of tea, alcohol, herbs and spices to pack a punch and wow your customers.
DESIGN YOUR OWN TEA
Creating bespoke teas & herbal blends
Designing your own tea blend is a great way to build your business brand with a distinctive and unusual product.
There are thousands of varieties of tea globally and, as a master tea blender, I’ll work with you to create a tea that matches your business brand and style.
You can choose from a whole range of options:
- loose leaf or tea bag
- green, black, oolong, pu-erh or white tea blends
- fruit or herbal infusions
- functional ‘wellness’ teas, such as detox and sleep